"He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth" (John 1:10-14 NIV).
These words really struck me this morning. John sums up the whole story of God's relationship with us in these few verses! God came into the world -- with us -- for us. Unspeakable! Beyond comprehension. God became man. He didn't just reach down from heaven, he stayed a while.
I marveled even more at this thought as I watched the sun rise through the back windows this morning - a purple and crimson sky welcomed the day! The God who made that majesty is the God who walked among us!
This is my Christmas reminder today: he walked among us.
Blessings on your journey,